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The Patton Papers 1940-1945
These two volumes delve into Patton's thoughts and actions and help the reader to understand him. Blumenson's excellent
notes place Patton's words in perspective.
Lightning Joe: An Autobiography
General Collins is considered one of the greatest U.S. Army division and corps commanders
of World War II. This autobiography ably describes his military career from West Point and his early Army service to his tenure as chief of staff during
the Korean War. The chapters on World War II are particularly valuable for providing a commander's perspective.
Decision in Normandy
The author, a retired lieutenant colonel, provides a carefully researched and detailed description of the World
War II Normandy campaign. D'Este is critical of General
Montgomery for not admitting that he changed his original plan.
The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of French Army Doctrine, 1919-1939
This prize-winning study of French military doctrine by the chairman of the West Point History Department illustrates
the difficulty of formulating an effective doctrine and the vital role doctrine plays in modern armies. Doughty shows that
France was defeated in the early days of World War II more by its own historical experience, geography, and political and
military institutions than by German military excellence.
War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War
A study of race hate and the conduct of World War II in Asia, this imaginative book looks at the war through both
Western and Japanese eyes. - Dower acknowledges that, in the course of the war in Asia, racism, dehumanization, technological change, and exterminationist policies
became interlocked in unprecedented ways.
The Thousand-Mile War: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians
The only campaign of World War II fought on the United States' own North American soil took place amid the harsh climatic conditions
of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands chain in 1942-43. The battles for
Harbor, Kiska, and Attu involved extensive joint operations. This highly readable history of the campaign
describes both Japanese and American commanders and actions.
Many of the authors of the "green books," the U.S. Army's official history of World War II, contributed to this study
of twenty-one key military operational and strategic decisions of World War II. The essays cover all the vital military decisions,
including the Germany-first strategy, Overlord versus the Mediterranean, the ninety-division gamble, the launching of Operation Market-Garden, and the
use of the atomic bomb.
Monty: The Making of a General : 1887-1942
Master of the Battlefield: Monty's War Years 1942-1944
Monty: Final Years of the Field-Marshal, 1944-1976
You do not have to admire Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of El Alamein to appreciate this monumental work, which
is the authorized biography of Britain's most famous World War II general Hamilton provides a wealth of information about
Montgomery's military career and personal life, in which Monty emerges as a master trainer of men, a great and controversial
man, and an eccentric person. In assessing
Montgomery's planning and execution of Operations Anvil and Market-Garden,
Hamilton is not objective, for he sees no failings
by Montgomery! Still, these volumes are a valuable
source for understanding the British way of war in World War II.
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Hastings gives an accurate, readable, and current account of D day.
No author better portrays the irony of war and the frustrations of military bureaucracy than Heller as he describes
the anti-heroics of members of the World War II Army Air Forces. The title earned a place in the dictionary and our vocabulary.
The anniversary of Catch 22's first publication was recently commemorated with a symposium at the U.S.
Double-Edged Secrets: U.S. Naval Intelligence Operations in the Pacific During
World War II
Captain Holmes of the Combat Intelligence Unit gives an exciting and informative firsthand account of Ultra naval
intelligence gathering in the Pacific during World War II.
To Lose a Battle: France 1940
This is a fascinating analysis of the French defeat at the beginning of World War II.
The Years of Macarthur, 1880-1941
The Years of Macarthur 1941-1945
The Years of Macarthur: Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964
Forget William Manchester's popular account; this is the biography of MacArthur.
The Men of Company K: The Autobiography of a World War II Rifle Company
In this easily read paperback, these two officers tell the story of the men and actions of Company K which landed
Beach with the 84th Division on 2 November 1944 and fought to the Elbe. Written from today's perspective, this book, which is essential
reading for future combat leaders, shows the influence World War II had on a few American soldiers and the realities of war.
Ultra Goes to War: The First Account of World War II's Greatest Secret Based on
In this overview of Ultra, Lewin tells a fascinating story of the most secret World War II intelligence-gathering
A Time for Trumpets : The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
This book provides a detailed account of the
Battle of the Bulge, December 1944, written by a veteran of the battle and an excellent
historian. MacDonald features small-unit actions as well as descriptions of events on the strategic level. The section on
eliminating the bulge is not as complete as other portions of the book.
Panzer Battles : A Study of the Employment of Armor in the Second World War
German Major General von Mellenthin, who commanded armored forces in Poland, France, the Balkans, North Africa,
Russia, and the Western Front, provides considerable tactical information in his postwar account of his actions in World War
II. Keep in mind that this volume was compiled after the war and, in part, was designed to please Western admirers of the
German General Staff.
Once an Eagle
Here is one man's saga and the story of an officer's life in the U.S. Army from
World War I, through World War II, and up to the Indochina conflict. This entertaining, well-written, lengthy novel is informative about
the contradictions of officership in the interwar and World War II Army.
The Crucible of War: Wavell's Command: The Definitive History of the Desert War
- Volume 1
The Crucible of War: Auchinleck's Command: The Definitive History of the Desert
War - Volume 2
The Crucible of War: Montgomery and Alamein: The Definitive History of the Desert
War - Volume 3
Originally issued in 1980 in a hardbound two-volume set, this complete history of the desert war from 1939 to 1942
has been reissued in a three-volume paperbound version titled Wavell's Command, Auchinleck's Command, and
Montgomery and Alamein. All major military operations, battles, and commanders are covered
George C Marshall: Education of a General, 1889-1939
George C Marshall: Ordeal and Hope, 1939-1943
George C. Marshall: Statesman, 1945-1959
George C. Marshall Interviews and Reminiscences for Forrest C. Pogue
Pogue knew and interviewed Marshall for this comprehensive, complete, and coherent biography of twentieth century
America's greatest soldier and patriot.
At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
This long, but eminently readable, volume published after a lifetime of research by the author is the complete story
of the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Especially fascinating are descriptions of Japanese training, planning, and
preparations for the raid.
Bridge Too Far
This highly readable and gripping account of Operation Market-Garden, the greatest airborne operation in history,
covers all levels of war. The book was the basis for the movie. Other books by Ryan are The Longest Day. June
(1959) and The Last
The Forgotten Soldier
A soldier who served in the German Army on the Eastern Front provides a chilling description of warfare.
Defeat Into Victory
Of utmost value to officers and highly praised by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College students, this book
is Field Marshal Slim's personal account of the fight against Japan in Burma during World War II.
Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan
Spector's is an excellent, readable, well-researched account of the war in the Pacific. Stokesbury, James L. A Short History of World War II.
New York: Morrow, 1980. This is the best and most readable one-volume account
of the war, and it contains a good bibliography.
Men at Arms
Officers and Gentlemen
The End of the Battle
These three humorous and symbolic novels by a famous British author depict military life during World War II as
seen through the activities and thoughts of the hero, Guy Crouchback. He sees in war the hope of personal revitalization.
If you like British fiction, you will want to read and reread these classic works.
Professor Weigley's thesis in this book is that the U.S. Army fighting in Europe during World War II was an army of mobility not designed to generate the sustained
combat power called for by its strategy. Weigley evaluates U.S. strategy, operations, and tactics from the
Normandy invasion to the halt at the
River. He concludes that the U.S. Army was victorious because it had enough material resources to
exhaust the enemy without fighting either a decisive battle of annihilation or exploiting its mobility to support an indirect